How can we help your business?


  • Loans

    Allies for Community Business offers term loans and lines of credit between $500 and $100,000 to early, emerging, and established businesses in Illinois and Indiana.

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  • Grants

    We frequently manage grant programs with partners who share our mission to provide funds to business owners who will put those dollars to good use in their communities.

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  • 1:1 Coaching

    Allies for Community Business provides free 1:1 coaching to anyone who wants to start or grow their business.

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  • Neighborhood Entrepreneurship Lab

    NEL pairs community business owners with investors, advisors, project strategists, community liaisons, and corporate liaisons who provide intensive support for nine months to help execute a growth initiative for each business.

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  • Kitchen Space

    Through The Hatchery, we provide a wide range of services and networking opportunities to help food and beverage entrepreneurs at every stage.

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  • Licensing

    Allies for Community Business can help you secure the business license you need to operate legally in the City of Chicago.

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  • Larger Contracts

    We can help you secure your Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) or Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE) certification and can then help you secure contracts from our institutional partners.

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  • DLV Printing Vernita Johnson
    We called Allies for Community Business and they provided us with our first loan
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  • Core Juice Bar Patricia Medina
    They helped me think about different ways to pivot and bring in revenue
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  • Viet Nom Nom Alan Moy
    Being at The Hatchery doesn’t just mean you have a kitchen, it means you are part of a community
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